Tables and chairs are strewn around the area as the Rotary beer tent at Kempenfest suffered damage as a thunderstorm raged through the city Sunday afternoon. Powerlines and trees were reported around the county. J.T. McVeigh Photo

Weather dampens Kempenfest

Severe weather resulted in the cancellation of George Canyon's concert at the main stage at Barrie's Kempenfest Sunday evening.

Leo Alder, his brother Maisie, their father Andy, along with Cindy and Brian Bailey, members of the Collingwood Watts Skiff Club, are pictured here aboard the Endurable I, a replica of an original "Watts Skiff" which were built in Collingwood from 1860-1943. The group was celebrating Sidlaunch Days. Joe Aresnault Photo

Celebrating history

Sidelaunch Days continues at Collingwood harbour, celebrating the town's shipbuilding history. The is a three-day event features boat loads of activit

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - Rita Polkinghorne, her son, Roger Polkinghorne, right, and nephew Mark Dennis enjoy themselves at a family reunion Saturday afternoon at Heidi's Campground in Oro-Medonte Township. Rita Polkinghorne, 92, of Waubaushene, was the youngest of Rita and Nelson Woon's 11 children. The Woon children and their descendants have been getting together annually to celebrate family since 1965. 

All in the family

Rita Polkinghorne, her son, Roger Polkinghorne, right, and nephew Mark Dennis enjoy themselves at a family reunion Saturday afternoon

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